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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: Tomcat6 - Context - aliases
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:17:54 GMT
2012/4/2 Léa Massiot <>:
> I've been struggling lately with the "aliases" attribute of the "Context"
> element of the "context.xml" file.
> I tested a Webapp with "Tomcat7" and it appears to work properly.
> As a "Debian" user, "Tomcat7" is not yet packaged in the current stable
> release "Squeeze" so I installed "Tomcat6" instead.
> Result: the Webapp no longer works properly (as far as the "aliases"
> attribute is concerned).
> When I have a look at the "Tomcat6" documentation
> (, it looks like
> the "Context" element "aliases" attribute is not available.
> 1) Can you confirm it is not?

aliases are a feature added to Tomcat 7. They are not available in
earlier versions.

The feature is too intrusive to ever consider its backporting.

> 2) How can I workaround this problem?

Install Tomcat 7. Read RUNNING.txt for a start.

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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